At one point, we have all envied that girl in shampoo commercials. Her long, silky black hair in slow motion spells #hairgoals. When you have hair as beautiful as that, you don’t need to do a lot of styling. Long black hair on its own is gorgeous, especially when it’s healthy. Aside from a sleek down ‘do, you can flaunt your ebony mane in several other ways. Here they are.
Our Fave Long Black Hair Looks
1. Messy Fishtail Braid
Gone are the days when your hair needs to be sleek and polished all the time. Go for a messy fishtail braid on casual days when you want to look chic but relaxed at the same time.
Editor’s tip: Whether you’re creating a messy ‘do or not, always start with strong and healthy hair by washing your tresses with Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo. It has Biotin to help make your hair stronger and avoid breakage, so you can explore different hairstyles without having to worry!
2. Messy Half-Up Braid with Ribbon
Another messy braid you can do is a half-up braid hairstyle. You can create a simple three-strand braid or a half-up French braid. Again, you don’t need to make sure that every strand is in place. Then, add a pastel-colored ribbon to create a sweet contrast against your long black hair.
3. Half Crown Braid
When you need to dress up a bit, put your hair in a half crown braid. Just take two small sections of hair at the sides, twist each, and combine using an elastic. For the rest of your hair, you can spritz sea salt spray to add texture or iron it straight for a sleek look. You can wear this hairstyle on dates, lunch gatherings, or even on weddings when you’re a guest.
Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray if you want to give grip to your hair to make styling easier.
4. Long Micro Braids
Be creative and put your long black hair into several micro braids! It’s a fun and playful way of styling your hair, giving you a unique look that oozes with personality.
5. Low Messy Ponytail
Another messy-chic hairstyle you can try on your long black hair is a low messy ponytail. This hairstyle is not just for staying in. You can also wear it to parties along with your favorite dress.
6. Long and Layered
Tired of a blunt, one-length haircut? Add layers to the tips of your long hair. This way, you get to maintain the length while allowing your hair to cascade down your back and form a V-shape. Layers can also help distribute your hair’s volume if you have long, thick tresses.
Editor’s tip: If you love leaving your hair down, make sure it is healthy by washing it with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner. These products have natural ingredients that help replenish lost nutrients in your hair.
7. Long and Wavy
Creating soft and subtle waves is an easy way to jazz up long and black hair. You can make gorgeous beach waves, you can simply curl the lower section of your hair. This is also a great way to add volume to long, thin hair. When making waves, avoid wrapping sections of your hair around your curing iron for too long. Three to five seconds is enough to achieve the waves you are gunning for.
Editor’s tip: Wash your long locks with DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and DOVE Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner to help tame frizz while pampering your hair with Advanced Nutri-Oils that keep hair nourished.
8. Long Black Hair with Bangs
Bangs instantly add oomph to your hair, no matter the length. You can go for blunt bangs or baby bangs if you want to be a bit more daring. Try wispy bangs for a more laidback look. Whatever type of fringe you choose, remember to have your bangs constantly trimmed so they stay in good shape. Besides, you wouldn’t want your bangs poking your eyes, would you?
Editor’s tip: Spritz a small amount of TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your palms and apply to your fringe to add texture and to help keep it in place.
9. Long Curly Hair
Got curly black hair? Show it off through a gorgeous down ‘do. Let your curls fall beautifully by applying a dollop of hair mousse before blow drying in low heat. Maintain your curls as well by using a conditioner that suits curly hair.
Editor’s tip: Get well-defined curls with the help of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. This product also helps keep frizz in control, so you get sleek and frizz-free curls all day long.
10. Asteria Hair
Unlike long curly hair, asteria hair has tinier and more even curls. It’s a great way to wear your hair during the summer if you’re dreaming of being a mermaid. It can also help make thin hair look thicker.
11. Double Braided Ponytail
Make a simple ponytail more exciting by creating two cute braids first before tying your hair. The double braided ponytail can be your signature look in school so you can walk your school halls in style
12. Sleek and Straight Hair
If you’re not in the mood for twisting and braiding your hair, leaving it down is a style in itself, especially if you have smooth and sleek tresses. To get glamorously straight hair, spray heat protectant on your hair, then iron one section at a time until your hair becomes pin-straight. So easy, right?
Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from heat damage while smoothing out frizz with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. If you often blowdry, iron, or curl your hair, this product is a must-have on your dresser.
13. Big top knot
Look like a model-off-duty with a big top knot. This easy and fuss-free hairstyle has that chic but relaxed feel, making you a head-turner even if you’re just wearing a simple shirt-and-jeans combo.
14. Triple braid
15. Messy Side Braid with Accessories
Going fo a boho-chic vibe? Put your hair in a messy side braid and jazz it up with a headband. This hairstyle is also perfect for weekends when you’re going to the mall or meeting your friends for coffee.
With these styling tips, you don’t need to be a shampoo commercial model to get gorgeous long black hair. Get ready to show it off at work, in school, or even on night-outs with your friends.